The Ethics of Countertransference: A Practice Reality

"Throughout their careers, social workers will have clients who remind them of someone they know in their life, who may have traits they admire or dislike, or who are going through, or have gone through, similar experiences in their lives. Sometimes this can evoke strong emotional reactions (positive or negative) for the social worker, leading to the experience of countertransference in practice".

The latest edition of the Ethical Compass highlights some of the ethical issues social workers must consider when experiencing countertransference in practice.  Read the full edition at